New affordable, sustainable homes in Lockleaze

sustainable homes in Lockleaze

Work begins on new affordable, sustainable homes in Lockleaze

Councillor Tom Renhard for Bristol City Council visited a new development of sustainable homes in Lockleaze, Bristol being brought forward by Abri, one of the south’s largest housing providers, with Speller Metcalfe undertaking the construction.

Situated along Crome and Constable Road, 50% of the new homes will be affordable, with 20 homes available for shared ownership and 17 for social rent and another 37 homes for open-market sale. The homes will incorporate renewable energy features to lower their carbon footprint such as air source heat pumps which transfer external heat into the home.

Stephen Lodge, executive director of development & strategic asset management at Abri, said: “It was a pleasure to meet with Councillor Renhard to showcase the progress being made. Working here with Bristol City Council, Speller Metcalfe and our partners is testament to what collaboration can achieve. We’re regenerating land that has been derelict for over 10 years, so it’s great to now see it being brought back to life with new, sustainable homes that will be of real value and help the community.

“The use of renewable technologies in the homes is another significant benefit as it helps tackle environmental challenges and works towards Abri’s and Bristol’s net zero carbon targets to create sustainable homes in the long term.”

Cllr Tom Renhard said: “Bristol is facing a real challenge to address both housing and climate change crises. I’m delighted to see these homes being built on a scheme that will be gas boiler free. It will address the climate emergency in its construction, whilst the regeneration of this formerly disused land will also provide much needed homes for the community. It’s also great to see that 50% of these homes are being made affordable which exceeds policy requirements for new developments.”

Mark Eaton, living manager at Speller Metcalfe, said: “We are excited to be delivering these new homes in partnership with Abri, particularly as not only will they support local housing needs but also provide sustainable homes for the future – supporting Bristol’s vision as a green city.”

The project is due to complete in 2023. www.abri.co.uk    

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